Deregulation and the telecommunications bill, being re-written in 1995, will have a
dramatic impact on the US. On one hand, consumers will see the benefits of technology
developments quickly integrated into consumer products. On the other hand, consumers
will have to pay for previously subsidized services, and bear the fully loaded costs of
bringing information into the home.
We believe that the RG will lessen this cost burden on consumers, enhance services
provided, and accelerate the deployment of new services.
The service providers should embrace the RG approach as a means to generate new
revenues and be poised to offer emerging services. The ability to build the cost of the RG
into the base rate provides a concept, which is financially feasible. The RG can enable a
service provider to access to all information to and from the home, and offer a new level
of targeted customized service offerings to the individual household and even the
Consumers will benefit by having reduced complexities from emerging digital services.
People should not have to manage integration challenges of multiple services, and ensure
backward compatibility of analog services. The consumer should not pay extra for this,
and will not have to, if a standard is embraced and discussions are initiated that could
bring this vision to the US.